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Do you have questions regarding the Northern Lights also known as Aurora Borealis? Below we have
gathered the most frequently asked questions and answers about the Northern Lights.

How are the Northern Lights created? 

Northern Lights are created by an interaction of the Solar Wind with the Magnetosphere. Electrons from the sun hits the gas particles in the upper atmosphere, causing them to glow in different colors.  

What are the best months to see the Northern Lights? 

The best months to see the Northern Lights are the end of August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, and the beginning of April.  

What color are the Northern Lights? 

Mostly, the color of the Northern Lights is green. With strong solar activity, red and pink are also possible colours. 

What is the best place to see the Northern Lights? 

The best places to see the Northern Lights are usually above the Arctic Circle. Ideal locations also require clear weather, low light pollution, and solar activity.  

Can you predict the Northern Lights? 

Generally, predicting the Northern Lights is challenging, but with several (space) weather maps, and professional experience, it becomes a little easier. Darkness and a clear sky are necessary, along with at least decent solar activity.  

For how long should I book my stay in Lapland? 

The longer you stay, the better your chances are to experience the Northern Lights! We usually recommend at least a one-week stay. We only tour when the chances are good to guarantee you the Northern Lights. 

Can I shoot the Northern Lights myself with my phone / camera? 

Yes, you can capture the moments of the Northern Lights with your phone or camera. Please note that phones tend to have lower quality when shooting in the dark compared to a system camera, for instance. Regardless, no worries – on our trips, you will get pictures taken by the maestro Niko himself, ensuring quality pictures!

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